Martin Joseph Kastelic

October 8, 1938January 26, 2019

Martin Joseph Kastelic, 80, of Pataskala, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 8, 1938, in Oakmont, PA, a son to the late Joseph and AnnaMarie (Stephen) Kastelic. Martin was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from DCSC and was a strong supporter of the Charity Newsies. Martin loved his country, nature, hiking and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Katharina; son, Steven (Amber); grandchildren, Katharina and Austin; daughter, Constance (Todd) Gordish; granddaughter, McKenna; godchild, Allison Fairley; nieces, Patricia (Mike) Creek and Rebecca (Jeff) Freeman and many friends and family. In addition to his parents, Martin is also preceded in death by his siblings, AnnaMarie Usnik and Raymond. Friends may call from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Mass of Catholic Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43209 with Father David Schalk officiating. Honoring Martin’s wishes cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214, in Martin’s memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Mass of Catholic Burial Thursday, January 31, 2019

Martin Joseph Kastelic

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Lori (Doane) Phillips

January 30, 2019

Deepest sympathy to the entire Kastelic family. Growing up next door, and I know I speak for the entire Doane family, we have nothing but fond memories of Marty! May you find peace & comfort during this difficult time.

Lori Phillips & Mike Doane

Natalie Neises

January 30, 2019

Dear Martin,
thank you for always welcoming me into your home. You always were somebody really close to my heart and I will never forget the good times we had. Even though you won‘t be present in body, your spritit will remain with us always and I will always treasure the experiences we had together.
I‘m sure that you are in a better place now and look forward to your presence in death.


Patrick Martin Kils

January 29, 2019

Dear Martin, lovely memories from Germany. A Long Time ago that i stay in your house but i will never forget the time with you an Kathy. Thanks for your Time and Love.
I pray for you and your family.
Thanks for all think i remember with you. The pictures, the coins and all other think.
Your Patrick and his Family.

Richard Houze

January 28, 2019

Good by my friend. I will miss you. You gave me support when I had cancer. You shared your holy water from Lourdes, France to me for a faithful cure. I will remember you forever. God bless you, and your family. Tschuess.

Jim Swanson

January 28, 2019

So sorry to hear of Marty's passing. He was an absolute salt of the earth guy and a true gentleman. Enjoyed working and socializing with him and his family and with Connie in Explorers. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anna Ahrens

January 28, 2019

Marty was such a kind spirit and I'm grateful to have known him. He used to stop and say "hello" back when I worked at the ice cream shop. His gentle demeanor and warm smile always created a bright spot in my day. He often would joke about stopping by to satisfy his sweet tooth but I always knew it was his way of checking in on one of the Loos girls.

Now the sky will shine a little brighter... that's how we'll know you are at peace and are still watching over your family and loved ones.